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Years 8-9 Intensive Writing
In ALL courses students receive weekly homework that is marked in detail and returned promptly to enable them to understand their strengths as well as areas of improvement. This is a vital aspect of their progress.
It is important for students to expand their personal vocabulary in order to enrich the range of their expression both written and oral, therefore vocabulary extension and testing continues throughout the year in all classes.
The course involves a detailed analysis of the language forms, features and structures of a wide range of texts in relation to many different stylistic approaches adopted by writers of all kinds and in diverse genres. Through the close study of the class materials students learn to understand the various methods adopted by writers to achieve their purposes enabling them to incorporate their strategies into their own writing in different forms to achieve curriculum requirements.
A wide range of mainly literary texts will be analysed in order to recognise the distinctive features of their genres and styles adopted by writers enabling students to discover the rich and versatile approaches to writing, particularly creative writing. Through this analysis students will adapt their own written responses to reflect imaginative ways of shaping their narratives and other types of creative responses.
Students learn how to compose sophisticated responses in all key writing genres including narratives, discursive, persuasive, argumentative, informative and other compositions.
What our lessons look like
Years 8-9 Intensive Writing
Build on your child’s school learning with classes that take place during the school term.
10 lessons / term
1 term(3 Months)
Yes we do! Each student needs to register a separate Zoom account. We strongly recommend that you do not use school email addresses since this can prevent downloading of materials. Each sibling must register a separate Zoom account in their full name. Once you have registered your Zoom account send a contact request to our Masterclass Zoom account: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Yes. At Masterclass, our intensive writing lessons involve students being exposed to a wide range of written genres, both literary and non-literary, as well as in multimedia formats. Text types include narratives in multiple perspectives, essays, imaginative recreations, discursive, argumentative, persuasive, polycoal texts, textual hybridity, experimental fiction.
Yes, we have dedicated lessons on a wide range of Shakespearean texts including his tragedies, histories, poetry and comedies. Most Shakespearean plays studied in school are also included in our lessons.
We offer critical study of major literary texts including many from the literary canon as well as from a broad range of genres. Through these we teach students how to identify and understand the purpose and effect of language, form and features in a wide range of text types which enables them to apply these elements in their own writing. At the same time ,we maintain focus on the development of skills in grammar, spelling, vocabulary, use of literary language and rhetorical devices.
Yes, we have online classes via Zoom.
We have classes for students from Year 2 to Year 12. Contact us for further details on available courses, times and fees.
Yes, we have holiday courses throughout the year. Contact us for details.